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  • No joke: Another day in paradise

    No joke: Another day in paradise
    Expect tons of sun, blue sky and pleasant temperatures on this April Fools' Day. And that's no joke. South Florida's Wednesday forecast calls for afternoon highs in the low 80s and evening readings in the upper 60s. There should be a few more clouds...
  • Report: Climate changing from one generation to next

    Report: Climate changing from one generation to next
    Amid increasing accounts of climate change and projections of what's to come, one advocacy group is taking a generational approach: evaluating its effects on the last five generations of Americans. From baby boomers through today's Generation Alpha,...
  • Deep in the ocean, the world's first known warm-blooded fish

    Deep in the ocean, the world's first known warm-blooded fish
    Scientists have found the first known example of a fish with warm blood. The large circular fish is called an opah, or sometimes a moonfish, and researchers have determined that it can keep its internal temperature 5 degrees Celsius warmer than its...
  • Community service comes naturally for Staffordville resident Jeff Aborn

    For Jeff Aborn of Staffordville, there aren't always enough hours in the day for his community service activities. Aborn said he had always been fascinated about weather, and so, several years ago, when a friend learned about an adult education program...
  • Washington state OKs oyster bed pesticide, but federal agencies raise concern

    Washington state OKs oyster bed pesticide, but federal agencies raise concern
    For decades, oyster growers in southwest Washington have battled to control native shrimp that burrow in the mudflats and make it hard for oysters to grow. Now, after getting state approval, a group of shellfish farmers plan to spray a widely used...
  • An ironic drought in California

    The present four-year California drought is not novel -- even if President Barack Obama and California Gov. Jerry Brown have blamed it on man-made climate change. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, California droughts are...
  • A record number of West Coast whales were entangled in crab fishing gear

    A record number of West Coast whales were entangled in crab fishing gear
    An unusually large number of whales dining in areas off the West Coast also prized by the fishing industry is contributing to an alarming surge in the number of cetaceans entangled in crabbing gear. Environmental groups are urging state fisheries...
  • Small drones prove up to hurricane tasks

    Small drones prove up to hurricane tasks
    They weigh only 13 pounds, have a five-foot wingspan and look rather frail. Yet these small drones, called Coyotes, are designed to penetrate the most violent quadrants of a hurricane and the in the process glean crucial atmospheric information that...
  • PETA offers reward for sea lion believed taken from Dockweiler beach

    PETA offers reward for sea lion believed taken from Dockweiler beach
    Concerns over the well-being of a sea lion believed to have been taken last weekend from Dockweiler State Beach have intensified. Now, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering a $5,000 reward for any information on the pup’s...
  • Most humpback whales could be removed from endangered species list

    Most humpback whales could be removed from endangered species list
    Most of the world's humpback whales could soon be removed from the endangered species list under a new plan from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the agency announced on Monday. Citing improved conservation efforts and population...
  • 5 years after BP spill, Gulf resilient yet scarred

    5 years after BP spill, Gulf resilient yet scarred
    From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life — a testament to the resilience of nature. But there's more than surface shimmering blue and emerald to the aftermath of...